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Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 04:46 PM
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Posted By clintnz
Just take a wee container to pop under a nearby...

Just take a wee container to pop under a nearby airhead (after they've caught up) & you'll always have some oil on hand to re-lube it :evil

Clint
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6,533
Views: 2,916,356
Posted By clintnz
Looks like my kind of garage - plenty of...

Looks like my kind of garage - plenty of fabrication capability :evil

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3,663
Views: 763,465
Posted By clintnz
Will be just like central North Is trail riding...

Will be just like central North Is trail riding :evil watch out for the eye of Sauron.

http://media.nzherald.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201517/SCCZEN_AP150424003239_300x169.jpg

Some pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,466
Posted By clintnz
When my girlfriend got her WR250R I thought that...

When my girlfriend got her WR250R I thought that a 400-450 version may be a sweet replacement for my KTM 640E one day. A few years & 50K km later I'm not so sure, Yamaha still have some work to do...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By clintnz
At about the miles where the starter clutch...

At about the miles where the starter clutch usually wears out you should also look at doing the cam follower rollers & a waterpump rebuild.

Sometimes when the starter clutch is buggered it...
Forum: Australia 04-23-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,834
Posted By clintnz
Don't forget to check the main earth too. All the...

Don't forget to check the main earth too. All the important wiring on mine gets a check over every service. I've caught quite a few wires about to cause an issue. Went through & stripped out some...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 74,310
Posted By clintnz
x2 I don't even put the bung in, just stuff a rag...

x2 I don't even put the bung in, just stuff a rag under the hole, start up & idle til oil is seen at the hole, shut down immediately, put in bung, wipe off oil - which usually isn't much if you're...
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By clintnz
x2 While Gore might not be top of the list of NZ...

x2 While Gore might not be top of the list of NZ tourist destinations it's not far from lots of interesting places. If you're into a bit of skiing or snowboarding the winters won't seem so bad as...
Forum: New Zealand 04-22-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,718
Posted By clintnz
Good work mate! I remember looking up at that...

Good work mate! I remember looking up at that Limestone Hill track last time I was in the Clarence & thinking that I should have a poke around up there next time.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By clintnz
Hi Mate, for the clutch, you should remove &...

Hi Mate, for the clutch, you should remove & inspect the clutch master & slave cylinders.

Usually a worn master cylinder (lever end) will leak but strip & check it anyway - I have seen a few...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By clintnz
If you've got the cash get the Sidis. Better...

If you've got the cash get the Sidis. Better protection with the hinged ankle bracing, better waterproofing with the goretex. The Formas are more flexible so may win out if you want to walk in them a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By clintnz
Have a look through RTWPaul's 625SXC build up...

Have a look through RTWPaul's 625SXC build up thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=865011) here in the thumpers section. He got some trick aftermarket wheels built up for that...
Forum: New Zealand 04-20-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By clintnz
We have finally got all the pics sorted & the...

We have finally got all the pics sorted & the last instalments posted up, so you can now check back on the above link for the whole story.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,544
Posted By clintnz
Looking good! The grease nipple...

Looking good!



The grease nipple on the reversing link was a standard item on my 03.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3,663
Views: 763,465
Posted By clintnz
Cool! Some glorious shots of the autumn colours...

Cool! Some glorious shots of the autumn colours there. Just had the first frost here.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By clintnz
Hmm... could be tempted to switch into trailer...

Hmm... could be tempted to switch into trailer trash configuration & come over for that - Rau's place is just down the road from our friend's station up there. Would have to be dry though, adv bikes...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,658
Posted By clintnz
You should like the Sidis. If you want something...

You should like the Sidis. If you want something between a trials style boot like the Forma Adv & a full on MX boot the Sidis are it. I've got over 10K miles on mine now & I really like them.


...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,400
Posted By clintnz
Day 28

We rolled out of the campsite into a misty morning. You can just see our little shelter in the trees:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/P1040632_zpsjuwihrws.jpg

The hills were...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,400
Posted By clintnz
Day 27

Cheers guys!

The plan for the morning was a walk in the nearby Parque Pumalin. The park is something a bit different in that it is like a private national park. A rich guy from the US moved to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 78,634
Posted By clintnz
Try a little heat then hit it with the impact...

Try a little heat then hit it with the impact again. 200 degC is enough to soften Loctite, a heat gun will do it.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,400
Posted By clintnz
Day 26

Mindful of the need to be up the line before the big afternoon road closure we got up & going at a reasonable hour.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/P1040598_zpskp4vf9dc.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,400
Posted By clintnz
Day 25

For breakfast we had a new variation of porridge & quince paste - porridge & plum paste - which was also pretty good. Then we set off north.

...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,400
Posted By clintnz
I remember wondering at the tiny little remote...

I remember wondering at the tiny little remote border crossings like Paso Roballos if the extreme weather & isolation meant that the border guards got sent there as punishment for some transgression,...
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6,533
Views: 2,916,356
Posted By clintnz
Been in my place over 6 yrs now, about time I put...

Been in my place over 6 yrs now, about time I put up a pic.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/rIMG_6693_zpseftj3ayt.jpg

The double garage was totally bare when I bought...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,400
Posted By clintnz
Day 20 - A Corner Turned

Puerto Natales was as far South as we would go. While a push to the very end at Ushuaia is standard for many travellers in Patagonia we had decided to spend more time looking around, side trips,...
Forum: New Zealand 04-09-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By clintnz
About time we rode some of that area again,...

About time we rode some of that area again, looking forward to the new bits. Rosie & I will be starters for sure. :D

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7,033
Views: 1,277,058
Posted By clintnz
It's not crazily thin but an amateur welder can...

It's not crazily thin but an amateur welder can burn through it with a TIG if not careful (DAMHIK:lol3)

Booni is on to it, brazing would actually be a smart way to do it if you have the gear,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By clintnz
As above, bad starter noises probably aren't the...

As above, bad starter noises probably aren't the starter motor - super easy to dismantle/inspect/service it anyways. Starter solenoids on these aren't loud, it may be ok, check the voltage drop over...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,400
Posted By clintnz
Day 19

Heading back through El Calafate we found both gas stations out of fuel, a tanker was at one but it was apparently going to be an hr or so before they were pumping. Both the GPS's reckoned there was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,563
Posted By clintnz
No, just the follower rollers & the cam shaft...

No, just the follower rollers & the cam shaft bearings. My original rocker shafts are still going ok at 135K km, although I will be giving them & the rockers a good inspection at the next service as...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,563
Posted By clintnz
Also the 2 little bearings, they are a common...

Also the 2 little bearings, they are a common size, only a few $ each, get them at your local bearing shop rather than KTM. I doubt you'd need an impeller.

Definitely do at least the inlet...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,400
Posted By clintnz
They make IPAs in England? :huh:lol3 (just...

They make IPAs in England? :huh:lol3 (just kidding) The Dinant above was probably comparable to a traditional pommy IPA (not that I've tried all that many) but still a little quiet compared to the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,400
Posted By clintnz
Day 18

Before leaving town we wanted to stock up on a few pesos. While we knew we'd get a bit shafted on the exchange rate, and the $8 foreign ATM charge, it got worse as the max withdrawal at the machine...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,400
Posted By clintnz
Day 17- El Chalten

Surrounded by towering peaks & all sorts of other spectacular mountain scenery, El Chalten is a popular hiking & climbing destination. A little stroll in hills was therefore the day's 1st activity....
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,563
Posted By clintnz
Nice! While you are messing around with wiring in...

Nice! While you are messing around with wiring in there check the base of the ignition barrel - the adv's are bad for breaking wires there, a ziptie or 2 in the right place will stop them flexing...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,544
Posted By clintnz
Pro tip: Put a dab of high temp RTV in the on...

Pro tip: Put a dab of high temp RTV in the on either end of that pin to stick it in the holes. Otherwise, over time it will rattle it's way down through the softer material of the caliper body.
...
Forum: New Zealand 04-01-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By clintnz
As the guys say, Feb or March are both as good as...

As the guys say, Feb or March are both as good as it gets & with only 2 weeks you should just hit the South Is. Have fun!

Distances aren't big in NZ, but there's a high density of stuff to see....
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,400
Posted By clintnz
Day 11

Another fine day dawned. Waking up in spots like this certainly makes it worthwhile taking the camping gear :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/P1040221_zpszxbterqg.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,400
Posted By clintnz
Thanks! The Falcons were OK. Very much built to a...

Thanks! The Falcons were OK. Very much built to a price with steel rims etc.
Power was ok, motor was pleasantly torquey at low speed & could cruise at 100km/h+ Definitely not as much passing punch...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,400
Posted By clintnz
Day 10

Thanks McGee, as well as it being nice to share the trip, I find writing up a ride report is a great way to refresh & cement the memories from the journey.

The next day we made a lazy start in...
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